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Jane McGonigal @avantgame San Francisco

*The opposite of play isn't work. It's depression.* Get my new book SUPERBETTER! (it's powered by the science of games.)

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@edyong209 omg graphic does not begin to describe that!!! I have to play Tetris now to prevent flashbacks lolI'm personally going to start wearing a lion costume when I leave my house so if I get shot, people will care.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@gillianmandich thank you!!! 😊@gillianmandich @tferriss well said!!@MikeRUnderwood you were ahead of the curve of course :)@_dieselsdad @joerogan yes Joe!! Have me on!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘@kenseto @suzannelong @tferriss a new update will be pushed in the next couple of weeks too!@suzannelong @kenseto @tferriss And you may just prefer the book in any case! :)@suzannelong @kenseto @tferriss despite the app not realizing the full potential of the superbetter method YET I'm SO excited for its future@suzannelong @kenseto @tferriss Logging in "one click a day" led to significantly less depression, anxiety, + better mood, life satisfaction@suzannelong @kenseto @tferriss we know from Penn's study and the NIH-funded clinical trial that despite bugs, the app WORKS.@suzannelong @kenseto @tferriss A new team has come on board this summer to pick up work on the app again. More importantly --
@MarinaSbrochi thank you Marina!!!How a gaming #addiction can be avoided and turned into #therapy - Jane McGonigal (@avantgame) tells @tferriss. Watch
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@RaniSputnik @hellodanachan the talk has a book!!! :) email me! for what it's worth, I think this book is much better to have a physical copy to complete and replay the 100+ quests!@benWTNB yes! weird@benWTNB when I look at amazon it lists kindle at 11.99!@benWTNB @ProductHunt WHOAH!!!!!! Super Mario really WAS a Buddha!! omg. I can't believe you found that :)@benWTNB that's a good plan! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘@JeremyShure deal!! I will do my best to win at least one game! :)@TFerrissFanClub thank you!! :) and then after the walk, pick the game back up... but this time play with purpose! :)@jonathonjosten @ibogost great people to be mentioned with :) thank you!@mateokun that sounds amazing!!! do tell more?@AkikoKim Peet's coffee is the best :)@JeremyShure @tferriss I never said it in quite those words before but now that you put it in quotation marks I like it :)@apere006 @RyanHoliday yes!! The Obstacle is the Way is definitely a similar philosophy, love that work.@yokimbo yep! And I recorded it!"I’ve been testing it and it works. Not only am I feeling better, I’m having more fun." -Tim Ferriss on #Superbetter! you've have experience getting #superbetter and you'd have fun talking about it for a TV interview drop me a line!!!
@EvanitoJ what's your masters in?@EvanitoJ genius idea :)@EvanitoJ a bunch of SYTYCD dancers performed with the League RIGHT before my 2010 TED talk, like on the same stage and I was right after!@EvanitoJ I love #SYTYCD! True story: I offered to design game missions for the League of Extraordinary Dancers that launched on SYTYCD@MatthewWinner @SherryGick @technolibrary you guys are making me smile today!@technolibrary @SherryGick @MatthewWinner aww thank you guys for the support!!@dogcoffee138 #superbetter all the way!!!To find a mentor, try this: Email someone who's helped you and specifically tell them how. Don't ask for anything. Stay in touch & help them
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@depressionarmy i like what you're doing but please don't tag me in photos of people who are not me :) it's confusing to me and twitterland!Mobile game of the week: Prune is a game so simple that its elegance becomes hard to describe.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@dine_and_dash I KNEW IT!!!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
I've been a fan of @AnnaDeavereS for literally decades so to be in the second row for her performance tonight is MAJOR πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’—Review: Anna Deavere Smith's groundbreaking blend of theater and activism seen in 'Notes from the Field'
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@RoyClaflin ha!!!The audience is invited to tackle racial and economic inequality at Notes from the Field @berkeleyrep. Revolutionary! for participation at @berkeleyrep groundbreaking show Notes from the Field by legendary @AnnaDeavereS @kellymcgonigal shhhhhhhhh that is secret@michele_norris @ADSpipeline interesting!!! I'll probably tweet mine but I like that approach otoHow would you feel getting an email from someone you've never met at DARPA with only this in the body: "J - We have much to talk about."@michele_norris @ADSpipeline or is it somewhat personal/private?@michele_norris @ADSpipeline can you share yours? (super curious!)@michele_norris @ADSpipeline yay!!! now I'm even more excited :) Did you guys think of a future commitment for yourselves?I LOVE the idea of using a theatrical experience to prompt collaborative problem-solving and future forecasting. Go @berkeleyrep innovation!Follow @ADSpipeline to see what commitments audience members make for their real lives to help participate in the play's problem spaceThe second act of the show is completely participatory. The audience forms groups and brainstorms ideas about the future... @ADSpipelineSO excited to be going to @berkeleyrep tonight to see the groundbreaking show from @AnnaDeavereS Notes from the Field @kellymcgonigal lol :)@BrainClouds @kellymcgonigal lol!!Some days my @ twitter stream seems like an endless series of people who can't tell the difference between me + @kellymcgonigal :)@runningraw you're looking for @kellymcgonigal the wonderful Willpower Instinct guru@runningraw dude, THAT McGonigal twin doesn't run. :)@kiyash follow @ADSpipeline to see the future commitments and ideas coming out of the @berkeleyrep tonight!Years of gaming have taught me there is something behind this wall.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalIf MacGyver was a dog.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@dine_and_dash I KNOW YOU ARE KILLING IT RIGHT NOW!!!!!
@mtcrun @kiyash hopefully they will never not remember a time they weren't participating in community running!@G33kGrrly you say to the woman who eloped at city hall to avoid planning a wedding!!! :) :) :)Thanks @BrazenRacing for making the babies their own race bibs!! They will be framed I got drunk calls like that years later from a former sweetheart but it did make me want to marry him lol@GlennF I can't believe what I just read.@Hydra_Lord @BrazenRacing ha ha the magic of twins!Future @BrazenRacing champions earned their #BadBass medals today!!! after tomorrow you will know and it will never feel so surreal and unknowable again!!!@dine_and_dash I know what you mean!! It's because you can't imagine it yet because you don't know what it feels like enjoy it because...@dine_and_dash you're up next!!! Do us proud!!!!!!! You must be nervous but what an amazing thing you're doing something so few have!!Tilden and Sibley completed their first 5k race!! We helped!! πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻Go @brazenracing babies!! #brazenracing
What people will dress like in 1950, as imagined by Life magazine in 1914. By Otho Cushing
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalOur pilot school is the first all standing school in the world. Hold on to your butts @Stand_Up_Kids @tferriss .
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@HHoffmanrwjh hope you have a chance to read it! @zeynep wow wow wow wow wowLooks like Amazon has estimated your friend network.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@DanielSolis awwwwwwsumAfter the #LafayetteShooting the second amendment scorecard has been updated:
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalOne a day: There have been 204 mass shootings β€” and 204 days β€” in 2015 so far ha!!! i just want to be back in shape to participate in my favorite local running communities!! i miss them!!@manojalpa you should have one of these :) but I must admit now that my mileage is back up I am enjoying the amazing appetite that comes with it I love runger@alibakes 2 miles is great anything over a mile is keeping your running muscles in shape πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’—@RunningEJo encouragement from a team oiselle runner = Awesome :)@alibakes I was just wondering the other day if you have been running!!! Hit me up for twitter coaching any time ☺️That means I can start adding long runs, hill workouts and speed work to the 5 mile easy run routine πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚@HHoffmanrwjh @kwerb post traumatic growth and gamesI'm declaring an epic win: 25 miles run this week at 9'00 pace = fit to start training to race! #superbetter amazingly I cite zero papers on gamification in my new book because it's not about gamification!!!! :)@kerryamchugh @ChimamandaSays @MirandaBW you have an advanced copy of superbetter! awesome :) hope there are many power-ups in your future~I like this @MozillaScience project: open badges + ORCID ids expressing granular contributions to collaborative work
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This game will see if you can solve the California water crisis:
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalWe have a dragon living under our house and @Kiyash is not at all alarmed. (Zoom into photo...)
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